Higher immigration is part of Canada’s COVID recovery plan
Canadian government’s Economic and Fiscal Update notes higher immigration is part of COVID recovery plan. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presented the Canadian government’s Economic and Fiscal Update in Parliament the evening of December 14. Freeland noted “Immigration is another important driver of economic growth and a Canadian competitive advantage. Our government is committed to bringing […]Continue reading
Canada launched new initiative to protect vulnerable women and girls in central America
launch a new initiative to empower and protect women and girls in the countries in the northern part of Central America. With a commitment of $10 million over the next 4 years, Canada will work with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to assist women and girls affected […]Continue reading
Latest Adjustments to Canada’s border measures
1. Eliminating COVID-19 testing for air and land crossings of less than 72 hours Effective November 30, 2021, fully vaccinated individuals with right of entry to Canada, who depart and re-enter the country within 72 hours of leaving Canada are exempt from providing a pre-entry COVID-19 molecular test result. This exemption is only for trips originating […]Continue reading
The CICC (College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants) officially opens.
On November 23, 2021, the CICC (College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants) officially opens. The previous regulator, the ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council), to continue as the new College-CICC. The CICC is now the official regulator of immigration and citizenship consultants across the country. All paid consultants must be licensed by the CICC […]Continue reading
European politicians envy Canada’s points system for migrants. But how well has it worked?
Written by Audrey Macklin Original Source is available at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/24/european-politicians-envy-canada-immigration-points-system When political parties across the world complain about their own country’s “inefficient” way of coping with immigration, they frequently refer to us in Canada. The “points system” of selecting permanent immigrants according to their human capital – as calculated according to age, education, occupation, language ability and optional job […]Continue reading
Canada faces dramatic drop in citizenship, prompting concerns about disengaged immigrants
New rules and fees appear to be raising barriers to becoming Canadian, with rates dropping from 79% to 26% between 2000 and 2008 newcomers. Written By: Nicholas Keung on Mar 24 2015 Original Source is available at: http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2015/03/24/canada-faces-dramatic-drop-in-citizenship-prompting-concerns-about-disengaged-immigrants.html The percentage of immigrants who become citizens has been dropping dramatically in recent years — from 79 per cent to 26 […]Continue reading
Study to assess trade qualifications underway
March 14, 2015 Project will help clear the way for skilled British and Irish tradespeople to work in Canada London, March 14, 2014 — A new international study that will help British and Irish trained tradespeople assess their skills against Canadian criteria is being supported by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Employment and Social Development Minister […]Continue reading
Building a Fast and Flexible Immigration System
Building a Fast and Flexible Immigration System Feb 11, 2015 Original Source is available at: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=814939 Government to eliminate backlog-ridden and inefficient Investor and Entrepreneur Programs Ottawa, February 11, 2014 — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today welcomed measures in Economic Action Plan (EAP) 2014 to build a faster, more flexible immigration system that makes […]Continue reading